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Toyota hybrid blazes new trail

A few months back Toronto Fire Services became the first known in North America to deploy a fleet of hybrid vehicles.

A few months back Toronto Fire Services became the first known in North America to deploy a fleet of hybrid vehicles.

Toyota Canada is supplying Canada’s largest fire service with nine 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid SUVs, which are specially modified to be used as emergency response vehicles for chief officers. Rob Anseimi, division chief mechanical, Toronto Fire Services, says he anticipates the fleet to generate 70 per cent fewer emissions with the fuel-efficient, gas-electric Highlander Hybrid in the lineup.

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